Robert Downey Jr. is directing Steven Knight’s ‘Vertigo’ remake
In an unexpected twist, fitting for a Alfred Hitchcock Film, it seems one of the legendary director’s most celebrated feature films is about to get a modern reboot, and one of cinema’s biggest names has his sights set on the lead. Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to a remake of the 1958 Hitchcock-directed thriller. dizzinessand the Robert Downey Jr. is keen to take on the role first played by James Stewart in the original movie. Paramount was the studio where the 1958 version was filmed and as such the Hitchcock Estate made the studio its preferred choice for bringing the remake to life, adapting the original film from Alec Coppel and Samuel A Taylor from the novel by Boileau-Narcejac D’entre les morts (From the dead).
The screenplay for the film is being written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, see)who sees his career skyrocket just a day after it was announced he had committed to writing a new one war of stars Film for Disney and Lucasfilm. Best known today for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Downey became a pop culture icon for his portrayal of Tony Stark/Iron Man. He is also a two-time Oscar-nominated actor after his work on Chaplin And Tropical Thunder.
The original film followed a former police detective who was retired after on-duty trauma left him with a debilitating fear of heights and vertigo. After retiring, he is hired by a friend to shadow the man’s wife, who is concerned about her erratic behavior. The film was the first to use the dolly zoom, an in-camera device that distorts perspective to create disorientation and put the audience in the cop’s state of fear of heights. The film is being produced by Downey’s existing production company, Team Downey PerryMason on HBO while Downey himself is at it The sympathizer for A24 and HBO.
after release, dizziness received mixed reviews for what was considered too long due to the simplicity of the plot and contained too many superfluous details. However, modern opinion of the film later re-evaluated it as a classic and is now considered one of the greatest films of all time. The American Film Institute ranked it number 9 in its more recent edition of the 10 Greatest Movies of All Time when it published the list in 2007.